Oct 13, 2017

Tips For Buying Used Office Furniture

At GD Liquidators, we understand that the furniture in your workplace contributes to productivity, organization, and image and we work with you to help capture your personalized statement through your office furniture. Whether you’re crafting a workspace from the ground up or supplementing existing furniture, our Edmonton furniture warehouse carries a wide selection of new and used office furnishings that can unify a room and change how you do business. To help you get the right office furniture for your particular need, here are a few tips to consider.

Every business owner wants to save on costs so that they can increase the profit at the end of the day but the truth is that office furniture is expensive and for start-ups, those costs need to be minimized because the business has not yet gained traction in the market while still creating a name and image for itself. 
That’s step one, having a vison or theme and a floor plan to maximize space. Think long term also, don’t get too caught up in design trends that will leave your office looking outdated in the near future. If you’re moving to a bigger office, consider what your employees don’t like about your old set up and what they’d like to see in the new one. Your employees are going to be using the furniture every day, so it’s important that what you buy works for them, too.

As this is business, you’ll need a budget, including a monthly allowance for any repairs or maintenance that needs to be done, and prioritizing your essentials (comfortable chairs, desks, filing cabinets) over nonessentials. Brands can indicate quality and longevity but remember to ask about warranties, shipping costs, and installation.

A critical component to remember is ergonomics, the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products, and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Poor worksite design leads to fatigued, frustrated and hurting workers, whereas an ergonomically designed work station can improve productivity and reduce claims.

There are also the common mistakes that people make when buying office furniture. In addition to those already mentioned there’s choosing looks over comfort – keep the comfort of your employees, clients, and yourself in mind when choosing furniture for your office. Aesthetics are important but think about how those chairs are going to feel after sitting in them for a few hours. This leads to the next point, not testing out furniture – go to the store, sit in different chairs, and look at different desks to see if they meet your task requirements. Testing out office furniture doesn’t take a lot of time, and it can save you a lot of wasted money in buying the wrong item. And finally, when it comes to looks try to order accessory pieces from the same manufacturer to avoid mismatches.

GD Liquidators is your source for ergonomic office chairs, rolling chairs, desks, filing cabinets, boardroom tables and bookshelves or even industrial tools in Edmonton with colours and styles that are suitable for your office and your budget. Whether you’re looking for new or quality used office furniture in Edmontoncontact us, GD Liquidators, at 780-447-2787 today.

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